The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, October 27, 1905, Image 1

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    Vol. XVin.-No.-17.
B. F. MtVUta Editor
- - andProprleto:
lUool Dress Goods
at gost?
If so, you can have an immense and
up to date stock from which
to make your selections.
No reserve. To heavy stock in this
department the cause. Don't
fail this opportunity to
save dollars.
Call and See.
Be JJIartmcU!
Unless it is byone of our Alarm Clocks, and you will
be spared the annoyance of an alarm at the wrong time.
Clocks guaranteed. . A full line of Jewelry, O. A. C.
Pins. OptLal C-nn-. Get one of our self-filling Foun
tain Pens. We ou all kind.- of optical work. Eye-i
strain, headache, relieved by a pair of our glasses.
Pratt The Jeweler 6c Optician.
Licensed to Practice Optometry in the State of Oregon.
IN HER 119th YEAR.
Mrs. Woods DresEes and Cares for
Herself acd Walks About the
Yard and the House A
Justice of the Peace
Caught Stealing.
charged by him in spits of the fact
that ofhoers caught the negro io the
act and he confessed..
It is also said that Carrier had a
hand in stealing hams and selling
them to a Chinese restaurant keep
er, wnowas arrested ana nearly
sect to the penitentiary for the
crime, -it was : to tnls Chinese,
Wong Kee, that Currier furnished
ice, end; the Chinese informed the
officers, who set a watch on the
judge. :
Tacoma, Wash , Oct. 22. A. B
Warner, superintendent of the pub
lie schools of Tacoma, and L. L
Benbow, county euperintendeut o
Fchool?, are making vain search for
teachers capable of handling all
grades of work. The schools of the
city are fairly well equipped with
teachers, but in the county two of
the public institutions have been
closed since thn opening; of the fall
term because uf the inability of thej
directors to secure teachers. ' i
That there is an alarming lack!
of good echoolteachers not only in
Tacoma and Pierce county but else
where is shown by numerous re
quests received by educators here
for teachers from other cities and
counties in the s'ate. Ellensburg
could use four teachers to advan
tage; King county could use treble
that number, if they were able, and
Skagit, Snohomish, Lewis and oth
er counties are making vain efforts
to fill in vacancies caused by ' lack
of suitable teachers.
That the situation is serious is
admitted by both superintendent
Warner and Superintendent Ben-bow.
Call at ZeirolPs for fresh grass
seed, timothy, clover, alfalfa, vetch
Honest Hearts
A beautiful Comedy Drama by
a metropolitan company
carrying its own spe
cial scenery.
m,Jf sZ0$F2h 1
Notice is hereby given that there
Is money on hand at the county
treasurer's office to pay all orders
endorsed and marked "not paid for
want of funds" up to and including
those of June the 12th 1905. In
terest will be stopped on same from
this date. Corvallis, Oregon , Oct.
18, 1905.
W. A. Buchanan.
Treasurer of Benton countv.
Opera, House
Friday Oct. 27
Hillsboro, Or.. Oct. 20. To be
older than the United States
government, to nave been a tod
dling infant when Washington was
inaugurated president in the 18th
century and to walk erect in the full
possession of her faculties under
Roosevelt's administration in the
twentieth century, to have witness
ed all the stirring events of a won-
der-workmg century, to have sur
vived out of the old time into ours,
haa been the good fortune of Mrs.
Mary Ramsey Woods of Hillsboro,
Oregon, who is probably the oldest
woman in the world."- '
In her 119th year Mrs. Woods is
ettll quite active. Daily she walks
about the garden of fcher daughter's
home, with whom she lrves," and
sits upon the porch in eunny wea
tber to converse with visitors. She
keeps well posted on the events of
the day and "maintains a lively in
tereBt in politics. : ' " '
Mrs. Woods was born on May
20, 1787; at "Knoxville, Tenn, the
year that the Northweet Territory
was organized; and two years before
the United States constitution ectw
into effect. - Her maiden name was
Ramsey and her father burned the
brick and built ' tbe first brick
structure in Knoxvuie. " one was
i Jrears old when Tennessee was ad
mitted as a state and iS years old
when Lewis and Clark made their
famous journey to the coast.
- - At an early rage Mary Ramsey
merried Jacob Lemons and was left
a widow 3 years ago, at the time
Andrew Jackson was nearing the
end of his first term as president
As "a' young matron ebe remembers
distinctly the war of I8I2, when
her father1 strapped his blankets
across fct's b&uldereJtook down his
old rifle and fought the British un
til the close of the struggle.
After the death of her husband
she accompanied her daughter, Mrs
C. B. south worth, and her husband
across the plains to Oregon, arriving
in Hillsboro in 1053.' bhe was then
66 years old, but rode a bay mare
the entire distance from Tennessee,
her daughter and her husband driv
ing an ox team :
Soon after arriving in Hillsboro
Mrs. Lemons married John Woods,
with wbom she lived happily for
many years. At Hillsboro she built
th9 first hotel, which occupied the
site of tbe optra house now being
constructed. The couple ran the
ho'el until forty years ago, when
her daughter, Mrs. C. B. Reynolds
formerly Mrs. Southwortb. and her
only surviving child, succeeded her
in its management.
Mrs. Woods had four children by
her first- husband Mary J. Lem
one, wno died in lennessee two
years ago at the age of 98; Isaac
Lemons, who died in Kansas City
Missouri, 40 years ago; Nancy E
Bullock, who died at Hillsboro 38
years ago, and Mrs. C. B. Ramsey
who is now living in Hillsboro, stc
while 70 years of age, is devotii g
her life to tbe care of her aged par
ent. . . .
Mrs. Woods weighs 130 pounds,
dresses and cares for herself and
walks about tbe yard and the house.
She is hard of hearing and blind in
one eye, but otherwise hale and
hearty. She is able to thread a
needle and does much sewing.
About six months ago she cut a
tooth. ,
Her memory is good as to past
events. She became a member of
the Methodist church South 106
years ago and is Btill a member of
that church. She says Bhe is a
"Hearst" woman and refers joking
ly to the "Black Republicans."
Kharkeff, Russia, Oct. 24 A
eruDua conflict between the troors
and the people, during which there
were many casualties on both sides
occurred here last night. While a
meetini of 2o,ooo citizens, students
and workmen was in progress the
cry of f the Cossacks are coming!"
suddenly raised and a panic follow
ed. Ma'ny'persons were injured io
the crub.
Subsequently the crowd came in
contact with a detachment of cav
airy, revolver shots were find by
some of the civilians and small
bombs were hurled among the cav
alry. - The latter thereupon fired
two volleys with blank cartridges
and then fired with bullets. Both
sides suffered seriously. Many of
tbe wounded were left on the ground
when the crowd dispersed.
Strikers have since plundered the
gunsmiths stores and have armed
themselves. A number of bakeries
have been destroyed and all work
has been stopped at others. - '
Scarcity: of tbe necessaries of life
Is already feli here. -
One ot the strongest and best
and best attractions of the sea
son. '
The Eilers way of Selling and why they can do it A few Figures
that Illustrate how it can be done Your Opportunity to get
a Piano No Home Need be Without one.
Cut rates on pianos! You have
heard of cut prices on groceries,
but cut prices on pianos, how is it
possible you ask. That is just it.
.before such a thing could be effect'
pianos, it would be impossible, ab
solutely impossible to get better pi
anos than we have to sell,.. simply
because we have the best that mon
ey can buy, Chickering, Weber,
ed there must have been a comblti-LKimball and others, over thirty
auoD 01 very unusual conamocs.
In the first place it means buy
ing in largequantitles, getting out
ot the small way of doing business.
It means the cutting out of every
ustleeB and unnecessary expense.
It means the shipment of pianos
without boxes in special cars which
saves big sums on freight charges.
Then it means the selling of pi
anos bo excellent and satisfactory.
that the public demands them.
We have accomplished just these
things. ; We buy ior the largest
and busiest stores on the Pacific
Coast, in Portland, Astoria, Salem,
Pendleton and Eugene, Ore: San
Francisco, Stockton and Oakland,
Cal.; Sfohane, Seattle and Walla
Walla, Wash.; Boise and Lewiston,
liana. . . .
We buy the best pianos that
money can secure. If we went all
oyer the world .with hundreds ' of
thousands of dollars to spend, on
Washington, Oct.' 24. General
Isham Randolph, who built the
Chicago drainage catal and' who is
a member of the consulting engln
eers ot the - Panama canal, today
expressed publicly his : belief that
the isthmian ditch will be complet
ed and in operation - within 10
years. He saya that 24,ooo men
will at least be needed on the io
makes in all.
We have placed the selling cf ur
pianos in the hands of Prof. Tail
landier, head of the piano depart
ment of the Oregon Agricultural
College. Prof. Taillandier's entire
reliability and excellent judgment
are well known to the people of tais
vicinity. Piano buyers will do ibt
less be glad of th9 opportunity to
consult him in regard to their se
lection of a piano.
He will be more than pleaBad "o
giye you all the information d-eir-ed
and can be seen at his residence
on College Hill on Saturdays &nd
every evening of the week. A
telephone call will bring him to
your house. Independent 185.
Largest leading and most les
poasible dealers in the Northws-t.
Prof.-Taillandier, Spicial
. . . Representative.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 24 The
government resumed railroad -eer
vice on a few roads today, but un
der great difficulty. The decision
of the railroad men at a meeting
here tonight to declare a general
strike has immensely complicated
the problem. Trains left for Mos
cow today over the Nicholai road,
but the passengers were coiified
that communication was guaran
teed only as far as Tver.
Several attempts were made to
interrupt communication by -tele
graph and telephone out of Moscow
and the officers had to be guarded
by Cossacks. Pereons wishing to
send messages had to fight their way
through crowds of strikers, and in
many cases were severely bandied.
The strike has taken a violent
turn in a number of cities, from
which reports come of encounters
between mobs and the police and
troojs. - .. :! . - . .
Agrarian disorders have broken
out in the province of Samara. The
troops sent to Kharkoff include a
detachment of artillery, : indicating
that the situation there is quite se
rious. .
The executive committee of the
League of Leagues has adopted res
olutions .saying that . the present
moment was favorable for a gener
al strike of all the professions, and
recommending doctors, lswyets, en
gineers and all other members of
constituent organizations to cease
all professional activity.
they become large enough to be of
value as shade trees.
... Thousands of dollars have Ken
distributed among the Lane coun
ty farmers for tbe baik of the c bit
tern tree, and if the market gr ws
slack they can make up the dffi
ciency by selling ellns for , shade
trees. 1. ..
First class vetch seed 2 i-a miles south
of Philomath. Address E. Conger
Corvallis, Or Bell phone no 16
San Bernardino, Cal. Oct. 25.-
Justice of the Peace L. C. Currier of
Barstow has been caught stealing
ice and will be asked for his resig
nation at Monday's meeting of the
county supei visors.' A criminal
prosecution will follow his refusal.
Currier has been under suspicion
for some time past. Six weeks ago
a negro was arrested for etealiug
from a refrigerator car acd was dis-
St. Petersburg, Oct. 24. The
strike situation is growiog worse.
Several more of the smaller lines
were tied up today. The lew days
of paralysis of freight traffic is al
ready being severely felt. At Mos
cow there is danger of a famine.
The prices of food are soaring.
St Petersburg is threatened with
a meat famine. . Only 24 head of
cattle have arrived here since Sun
day, and there are about . 1000 head
in the yards. , Unless supplies ar
rive soon the capital will be with
out meat at the end of the week.
There is an ample supply of flour.
Reduction in Rates. .
Sept. 1, the round trip fare to
Portland, account Exposition will
be reduced from $3.50 to $2.90 for
a 30 day ticket but not good after
October 31st. This is a voluntary
reduction made by the S. P. R. R.
and will be appreciated by the pub
lie as the last six weeks of the Pair
will be the best part 'and see the
largest crowd. -.
J. E. Farmer, aat. Corvallis.
W. E. Coman, G. F. & P.Agt, Port
Blcody Fights in the South Near
ly Every Railroad Tied Up
- Rioting in St. Petersburg
' Czar About to Leave
'Empire. ' '
London, Oct. 25. Dr. Dillon,
correspondent of the London Tele
graph at St. Petersburg, wires:
, "Nobody questions the reality of
the revolution, or the rain cf an
archy. The government is blind
and palsied, purblind and frenzied.
Anything, even monstrous doings
such as history has never yet re
corded, is, to put it mildly, quite
possible in theczirdom of today.
Confronted by a situation more
serious than any since the begin
ning of the political and social up
heaval of Russia, which at tbe time
this dispatch is filed shows no signs
of amelioration. Tbe general strike
on the railroads is complete except
in a few. border provinces, and St.
Petersburg, Moscow and other large
cities are almost as closely ,beleag-
ured as if they were invested by be
sieging armies. At the. same time
the industrial strike haa assumed
large dimensions and tbe turbulent
elements in severallocalities are form
ing open resistance to tbe troops.
Prudent inhabitants are laying
in Btocks of provisions so as to pre
pare for emergencies. Aa a conse
quence the prices of provisions have
risen sharply.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 26 After a
night of inexpressible terror, Russia
today is plunged into tbe deepeet
gloom. Following the declaration
by the workingmen yesterday after
noon of a general strike to reinforce
the railway strike which bas paral
yzed the industry of the country,
rioting and street fighting kept the
city in a state of terrible unrest all
last night. What makes tbe situ
ation seem hopeless Is that the cri
sis, apparently is not yet reached.
So serious ar8 the conditions tnat
it is said the czar will soon leave
Russia, paying a two months visit
to Denmark. The czar's visit will
be ostensibly to recuperate from the
strain of the last two years. In real
ity those behind the government de
sire him out of the way and in a
place of safety should an uprising
evolve itself out of the present la
bor difficulties.
Chicago, Oct. 24. A dispatch to
the Record-Herald from Poplar
Bluff, Mo., says: A warrant was
sworn out yesterday for the mana
ger of a circus and Tip, one of his;
elephants, for the theft of a $100
diamond set gold watch and tie
destruction of a Parisian confection
in millinery, the property of Mrs.
Ella Goltz, of Portsmouth, O., v. ho
is visiliDg friends in this city. Mrs.
Goltz was feeding Tip with peanuts
when the pachyderm took h-r watch
in his trunk, placed it carefully in his
mouth, and then followed the theft
by stowing away her bonnet. Tip
was packing up, preparatory io
moving to the next town, but tie
arrest stop him. A suit foi $3,000
damages was brought against toe
manager of the unmanageable Ti,
his offer to pay for the watch beii g
Ridgeville, Ind., Ojt. 24. Rol
beis last nigbt wrecked the safe in
the Ridgeville State Bank and es
caped with about $6,000. The ex
plosion aroused Cashier Bransoi,,
who burned to the bank in time to
tbe bank in time to receive a bull' t
in the ankle. Before entering tbe
bank, the robbers met the town
watchman, overpowered, bound
and gagged bim.
Oakland, Cl., Oct. 24. Mrs.
Sarah Cunerford, a wealthy widow,
aged 75, was burned to death at
her home 8I3 Seventh street, to
night. Afflicted with rheumatism
and other infirmities, she was una
ble to get out of her chair and slow
ly roasted to death as the flames
crept upon hvr. She cried for help,
but the housa was in flimes when
the neighbors arrived and the fire
drove the would-be rescuers back.
The fire started in the rear cf tbe
housa. Its origin ia unknown. The
charred body of Mre. Cunerford
was feund io a rockiog chair in the
front room.
Eugene; Or., Oct. 24. Several
Lane county owners of land on
which chittim (cascara) trees grow
have received a large number of
orders from California cities for
slips of the trees for planting there.
They will be used a3 shade trees,
being especially desirable on ac
count of tbe roots growing near the
surface of the ground acd not in
terfering with sewers.
The slips grow very rapidly and
within five years after planting
Moscow, Oct. 25. One of the
leaders iu tbe strike movement told
the correspondent of the publisher'
Press last Bight that, unless the
present demands of the strikers
were granted, every kind of labor
throughout the country will be
stopped. The object of the strikers
is to force the government to grant
representation to wotkingmen ia
the Douma.
A battle occurred at the telegraph
office, where strikers we trying to
prevent telegraph communication,
and many were wounded. Strik
ers are preparing another assault on
the telegraph building and it is
feared that serious lloadshed will